Samudra is the older brother to Lily, the Oregon Zoo’s youngest Indian elephant. He was born in 2008 to Tusko & Rose-Tu. The Oregon Zoo complete Elephant Lands, an ambitious project that took years to complete. Once open to the public visitors could walk all through the elephant exhibit looking at their environment from raised walkways. One section of the elephant’s environment includes a giant outdoor poor that looks like a natural pond in the wild.
Elephants love water! I remember little Lily running full speed into the older pool used before Elephant Lands was completed. I’ve seen teenaged elephants put their heads and faces directly into the high pressure fire hydrants used to fill the old pool. The elephants look for any excuse to get into water.
I was just sent a notification of a new video on YouTube showing Samudra frollicking in the new larger elephant pool in the Elephant Land exhibit. I find these short video clips delightful. I hope you enjoy this latest addition.